Leads from the MMWR. Lead poisoning from Mexican folk remedies--California.
JAMA, 250(23), 3149-3149 (1983-12-16)
R D Baer et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 24(1), 31-39 (1988-09-01)
This article discusses the availability of three lead-based salts which are being used as folk remedies in Mexico. Distribution systems and geographic availability were determined, and purchased samples were found to be very high in lead content. The findings suggest...
Lead oxide emissions--a case history.
The Annals of occupational hygiene, 30(2), 257-261 (1986-01-01)
L Yáñez et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 41(1-2), 91-97 (1994-01-01)
Azarcon, a lead tetroxide salt, is used among Mexican and Mexican-American populations for the treatment of digestive illness. Chemical analysis of the azarcon sample used in this study showed it to be 96% lead, 1% calcium, 1% other minor metals...